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  1. Maybe BM was interviewing for Eakins replacement in San Diego, assistant coaches, etc.?
  2. Why would he? I'm not sure why there's so much talk about the C being taken from Getz. I'm not sure why anyone would think Fowler would do a better job.
  3. CapFriendly‏ @CapFriendly More #LAKings have bought out the final 2 years of Dion Phaneuf's contract. As a result of the Retained Salary trade between the Kings & Sens on Feb 14, 2018 involving Phaneuf, the cap hit resulting from his buyout will be split between LA (75%) and OTT (25%)
  4. It didn't change after Scotty was gone.
  5. He hasn't been the same since his first major knee injury. Getzlaf being Captain is not the problem the Ducks have had the last few years. I'll just start with bringing RC back.
  6. Andrej Sustr is taking his talents to China. D-man has signed a one-year deal with Kunlun of KHL Нежданчик. Шустр подписал на два года с Куньлунем
  7. This makes we wonder if BM is also interviewing for Eakins replacement in San Diego should he move Eakins to Anaheim. I would also add, since some are wondering about Eakins handling the vets, what I hear from all the players in San Diego is the team unity. That was built with vets, NHL borderline players and newbies. Pierre LeBrun‏Verified account @PierreVLeBrun Hearing that the Anaheim Ducks will interview Minnesota-Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin this week as their search process continues..
  8. Not while the Gulls were in the playoffs.
  9. In regard to @icemancometh story below on ANA coaching search, can confirm DAL assistant Todd Nelson will be interviewed by Ducks this week. Bob McKenzie added, It’s by no means a certainty but there have been whispers that former LA head coach John Stevens could perhaps join DAL staff in some capacity. What is certain is that DAL HC Jim Montgomery and Stevens are great friends and have worked together in the past. Corey Perry is not a first-line winger or an $8.625 million player anymore. But does he still have something to contribute? @JoshuaCooper, @icemancometh and @reallisa weigh in on this key question facing the Ducks. https://theathletic.com/998286/2019/05/28/obviously-his-game-is-on-the-decline-should-the-ducks-buy-out-corey-perry/ Latest On Anaheim Ducks Coaching Search MAY 29, 2019 AT 5:18 PM CDT | BY GAVIN LEE LEAVE A COMMENT The Anaheim Ducks still don’t have a head coach for the 2019-20 season, even as the NHL Entry Draft is now just a few weeks away. The combine is already underway, meaning whoever does take the reins of the team next season won’t get to be part of the prospect interview process. While that obviously isn’t a devastating problem, it is somewhat uncommon, as seen by the several other vacancies that have been filled in recent weeks. In a column today by Eric Stephens of The Athletic (subscription required) the top candidates for the job are examined, with special emphasis put on San Diego Gulls coach Dallas Eakins, and why he hasn’t yet been given the job despite many around the league expecting it to go to him since Randy Carlyle was fired mid-season. Stephens lists New York Islanders assistant coach Lane Lambert, Manitoba Moose head coach Pascal Vincent and Dallas Stars assistant Todd Nelson as other candidates that have been mentioned recently. Bob McKenzie of TSN has also heard Nelson’s name, and reports that he will be interviewed this week for the job. It wouldn’t be the first time that Nelson has taken a job once ticketed for Eakins, as he was the coach that eventually took over when Eakins was fired in Edmonton back in 2014. Also of interest is another tweet from McKenzie, who suggests that there may be a job for former Los Angeles Kings head coach John Stevens in Dallas on Jim Montgomery’s staff. If Nelson does leave, that would provide an option for the Stars to replace him with. The Ducks are coming off a disappointing season in which they finished 35-37-10. The core that led them to so many playoff runs is getting older—to the point where speculation of a Corey Perry buyout isn’t unreasonable—but there is help coming through the pipeline in the form of several top forward prospects. The job isn’t a full rebuild, but it also needs someone who can develop the next wave of talent quickly.
  10. Corey Perry is not a first-line winger or an $8.625 million player anymore. But does he still have something to contribute? @JoshuaCooper, @icemancometh and @reallisa weigh in on this key question facing the Ducks. https://theathletic.com/998286/2019/05/28/obviously-his-game-is-on-the-decline-should-the-ducks-buy-out-corey-perry/
  11. "I got my chance tonight and I’m going to go out there and do everything I do well and use it to my advantage." Max Jones is expected in tonight's lineup.
  12. Free Agent Focus: Anaheim Ducks MAY 25, 2019 AT 9:14 AM CDT | BY BRIAN LA ROSE LEAVE A COMMENT Free agency is now a little more than a month away from opening up and there are quite a few prominent players set to hit the open market while many teams have key restricted free agents to re-sign. That’s not really the case for Anaheim this summer but here is a breakdown of their free agent situation. Key Restricted Free Agent: D Jake Dotchin – This is going to seem like a stretch on the surface but they don’t have any restricted free agents from their end-of-season roster. Dotchin joined Anaheim early in the season following a surprising release in Tampa Bay for a material breach of contract that was believed to revolve around his conditioning. After a conditioning stint, he hung around for a couple of months in a limited role before clearing waivers in mid-January and being sent back to the minors. Dotchin hasn’t seen a ton of ice time so far for Anaheim’s AHL affiliate in the postseason but considering he’s only owed a two-way qualifying offer of $840K, he could be worth re-signing to keep around as a potential fit for a depth spot in the lineup for the Ducks next season if the team feels some of their younger players need more minor league time. Other RFAs: F Chase De Leo, F Justin Kloos, D Trevor Murphy, D Keaton Thompson Key Unrestricted Free Agents: G Ryan Miller – While his second season in Anaheim didn’t go as well as his first, Miller still provided the Ducks with a reasonable showing between the pipes. His .912 SV% and 2.76 GAA were both slightly better than the league average which isn’t too shabby for a 38-year-old. It’s believed that Miller is only interested in playing for a California-based team which will limit his options in free agency. However, Anaheim does have some interest in keeping him around but considering his age, it will almost certainly be a one-year deal. A contract like that is eligible for performance bonuses and given their salary cap situation, a deal with bonuses (likely close to the $2MM he made this past season) could give GM Bob Murray a bit more wiggle room this offseason. F Derek Grant – Grant was brought back in a midseason trade in an effort to shore up Anaheim’s bottom six forward group. While his production dipped relative to his 24-point campaign the year before, he was still slightly above average at the faceoff dot and played a bigger role than expected due to injuries. He was on a league minimum contract this past season and will likely be looking at that again next season. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Anaheim be the team to give it to him. D Andy Welinski – Welinski isn’t someone that is going to jump off the table; he has just 33 career NHL regular season games under his belt. However, he didn’t look out of place in his 26 games with Anaheim this season and he has played quite well for their AHL affiliate in San Diego, including their current postseason run. We’ve seen teams be more aggressive with Group VI free agents in recent years and as a right-shot defender that’s on the cusp of cracking the NHL on a full-time basis, there will be a lot of interest in him on the open market. Other UFAs: F Sam Carrick, F Adam Cracknell, G Chad Johnson, D Korbinian Holzer, F Kalle Kossila, D Jaycob Megna, F Kevin Roy, F Ben Street, D Andrej Sustr Projected Cap Space: The Ducks have nearly $74MM tied up in 18 players for next season, per CapFriendly. Even with a projected bump in the Upper Limit, that doesn’t give them a ton of room to make any big additions. However, Ryan Kesler’s season-ending hip surgerywill allow them to put him on LTIR which will effective buy them up to an extra $6.875MM in cap room for 2019-20. That said, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that money spent on one-year contracts in the event that Kesler is able to return down the road. Patrick Eaves($3.15MM) is another early LTIR candidate which would give them that much more room to work with. While injuries are never ideal, it will give Murray some freedom to spend this summer, something that didn’t appear to be the case just a few months ago.
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  14. Boston’s Charlie McAvoy will have a hearing today for an Illegal Check to the Head on Columbus’ Josh Anderson.
  15. BullDehydrated Donkey Dung call on McAvoy. Should have been ejected. If he doesn’t get suspended, NHL Player Safety proves again that they’re nothing more than joke.
  16. Realistically, it should have been 1 game, in part, due to his history.
  17. Marchand should be suspended for the duration of this round. Just dirty!
  18. @icEric Stephens Retweeted Sell the team to new owners @icemancometh Told that Max Jones practiced with Gulls on Saturday and Sunday. No update yet on Comtois availability but better idea later in week. Game 1 not until Friday in Bakersfield.
  19. Elliott Teaford‏ @ElliottTeaford FollowingFollowing @ElliottTeaford MComtois listed as active on the Gulls’ roster. So yeah ... my French isn’t as terrible as I thought.
  20. MAKING A MARK: Jack Hughes collects 3 points (1G, 2A) as the U.S. defeats Canada 5-2 to win bronze at the U-18 Worlds. His career points total stands at 32 in the tournament, breaking the all-time mark previously held by Alex Ovechkin. #TSNHockey MORE: http://tsn.ca/1.1297742
  21. There have been atrocious calls over the years in regular season games as well as playoffs. It’s interesting that Vegas gets the special treatment. Just one example; Where was the apology when Cogs got his teeth knocked out?
  22. @icemancometh Was not in San Jose last night so do not know full details of Max Jones injury but a few have asked. Told he will be evaluated again Saturday when Gulls resume practice and start prep for second round. Got hurt near end of second period of clinching Game 4.
  23. He’s being honest and not making excuses for his failure.
  24. @TheAthleticLA Dallas Eakins heard the criticism as the Oilers coach: "Instead of going in and planting the seeds and letting the culture develop ... I went in there with a fraking blowtorch. And I burned it down." @icemancometh on Eakins' possible next chance.
  25. Canada has more players in the playoffs than the USA but not the majority of players if you consider all countries.
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